Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

The community protection goal in the balanced and

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: has often reacted to public demands for protection using the limited strategy of incarcerating individual offenders. The community protection goal in the Balanced and Restorative Justice model is an attempt to define community protection more broadly to include structuring the offender's time in the community, developing a continuum of sanctions and incentives, and building the preventive capacity of community institutions. In addition, a balanced protective strategy would also provide for secure confinement for those offenders who represent a clear risk to public safety that cannot be managed in the community (see Table VI). Current extensive use of secure confinement for juvenile offenders often confuses public safety and punishment objectives. While all offenders who disobey court orders or commit crimes deserve sanctions or consequences, only a small portion represent risks to public safety. In a Balanced and Restorative model, a central value guiding the commitment to the community as client is that no youth will be released to the community wit...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online